Sunday, December 23, 2007

Cliff Notes for Democracy

A quick guide to the candidates on the issues a la

Debates, stump speeches, and websites notwithstanding, it often remains hard to sort out what the candidates stand for—whether they issue 80-page white papers like John Edwards or feel-good three-paragraph statements à la Fred Thompson. Below, a summary of where the major contenders stand on the big issues relative to each other and their respective party line.
I am especially fond of the icons (a panda bear and a pair of flip-flops) denoting hastily changed positions for political clout.

And something I didn't know. Rudy Giuliani on Crime:
Supports death penalty. Says 9/11 convinced him he was wrong to push gun control.

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